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Tuesday
Aug252009

Trevor Tondro


What do you get when you cross a talented artist with an urban designer? What do you get when you mix an inquisitive mind with a camera? You get the portfolio of Brooklyn photographer Trevor Tondro. He describes his photos as quiet observations of how people inhabit space. I call them not only insightful but beautiful.

Monday
Aug242009

Today I'm loving .....


... the fact that I met a wonderful woman two and a half years ago and decided to go on a whirlwind blogging trip with her. Today is Kim's birthday (and her twin sister Julia's as well .... of course). Happy Birthday sweetie! Wish I could bake you a cake but it would never get to the other side of the world in time.

(The photo above is one of our favourites taken by photographer Mark Lund.)

Monday
Aug242009

M.J. Lanphier

Matthew J. Lanphier designs spaces that are confident, contemporary and comfortable. Graphic elements and bold accent colours that flow with ease. Mid-century cool mixes with Hollywood Regency glam. Love the energy, and I'm so pleased M.J. emailed us about his work so we could share it with all of you.

Monday
Aug242009

Monday's pets on furniture

"Thank you so much for your lovely blog - I read it every day! My dog Molly, on the other hand, spends every day sitting on the furniture, watching for squirrels. This is her favorite pose, on her favorite chair."

- Jessica Sobti



"A few weeks a go you featured my little Lulu in your pets on furniture post so here's an update. Her days on furniture may be limited (not really but I probably should pretend)!"

- Shelly Schramm



"Being a proud parent of two cats an a chug dog, I love your posts of pets on furniture. I decided to send you my own, of my new cat gigi that seems to love to sleep on anything but her cat bed. On top of the tv, the cabinet, the table, even on the decor."

- Cindy

"I really enjoy your blog and thought you might like this photo of my dog Whiskey on a bookshelf in our old apartment."

- Ciara



"Here are our adoptions from German Shepherd Rescue. The sweet cop and the criminal. It's pretty obvious which is which."

- Marla

"attached is a picture of my 5-year-old great pyrenees, berkeley. the tin foil is supposed to keep dogs off furniture. it has always worked, until about 2 weeks ago. as you can see, my house is never clean with a dog like that! but i wouldn't change her for the world."

- rebecca



"Kubrick, he is a 1 year old Scottish terrier, in Washington D.C."

- Kati

"I am a fan of your blog and have desperately held off on sending you a picture (or two) of my dog on my bed. I love your animal features (among everything else) and just had to send you my pictures of Luna. She is a 1 year old Golden Retriever who is always sneaking up on my bed. With a face like hers I just can't say no to her."

- Elizabeth

I'd like to add some of my own that I took over the last few days. The first is my old guy Cheeks, napping on one of the sections of my DIY sofa that is strategically placed under the window so all the cats can perch and watch the stray/neighbourhood cats hanging out on the porch (and is covered in a piece of batik becaus the white covers are SO impratical) .


Next is Lucky (again) who loves to lean on something when he's laying down. Here he's using a freaking pillow on my sofa. UNREAL.


And I took this yesterday while hanging out in the backyard with a few of the cats on their harnesses. This is Felix having a little nap on my falling-apart vintage wicker loveseat.

Monday
Aug242009

Mark Burstyn


Time to start the blogging week with what we love best - inspiring photos of inspiring spaces. Love photographer Mark Burstyn's portfolio. His use of light is fabulous, with clever composition and a knack for capturing great detail. It's obvious why he has shot for all the Canadian major shelter magazines. There's an enthusiasm that shines through his photos. They make me want to be a part of all these spaces. I want to eat everything in his food portfolio and yes even that outdoor shower is alluring on an unseasonably hot "winter" day here in Australia!